Planning Division

I would like to welcome you to the Planning Division's web page.  My name is Michael Boquist and I am the City Planner for the City of La Grande.  The Planning Division oversees all Land Use standards that relate to Residential, Commercial and Industrial development within La Grande and its Urban Growth Boundary.  The Planning Division also serves as the support staff for the City Council, Planning Commission and Landmarks Commission.

I hope that you have a positive experience using this web page and are able to find the information you need.  The web page is designed to be an extension of our office and provides many of the same resources that are available at the Planning Division counter.  Please feel free to call or email me with any questions.

To help you better navigate this site, I have provided several quick links to commonly requested information.  If you are having difficulty finding something specific, there is an excellent search engine at the upper right corner of each page.  It works especially well when searching City Code sections.  Just type in a key word or two and press "Go."

Livestock and Beekeeping Regulations

The City of La Grande has adopted new urban livestock (e.g. chickens) and beekeeping regulations.  A permit is required for eligible properties.  Livestock are only allowed on properties with a single dwelling, which are 10,000 square feet and larger.  Please visit this link for information specific to permit requirements and development standards.

Prior to October 5, 2018, livestock uses were prohibited in the City of La Grande.  Uses that existed prior to this date are not grandfathered and are not a protected right, except in rare circumstance. Please contact the City of La Grande Planning Department for more information.

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Ordinances & Resolutions
Ordinances & Resolutions
  • Land Development Code
  • Downtown Historic District Standards
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • Annexation Ordinance

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Maps

The Planning Division maintains several maps that are used for managing a variety of land use issues within the City.  Maps available on-line include zoning, flood plain, potential wetlands, historic district, plus others. 

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Application Forms For Download
October 8, 2015
Marijuana Related Businesses - Banned
Marijuana Related Businesses - Banned

By Ordinance of the City of La Grande City Council, all marijuana related facilities are banned or prohibited from locating and operating within the City of La Grande.  This includes the establishment and operation of new medical marijuana processing sites, medical marijuana dispensaries, recreational marijuana producers, recreational marijuana processors, recreational marijuana wholesalers and recreational marijuana retailers.

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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION

Planning Commission meeting agendas and meeting minutes.  Occasionally, applications under consideration by the Commission may be available on-line through this link.

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Resource Links

This page provides links to websites of other Agencies that you might find useful when looking for property ownership, County Assessor maps, and State laws on a variety of issues and topics.

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